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August 5, 2014


Sports Lottery Retailers Gear up for Game Time With a New Quick Pick Option Pro Football Preseason Wagering To Begin August 6

The countdown is on in the First State, with the start of the Pro Football preseason one day away, the Delaware Sports Lottery announces it will start its 2014 season with more than 80 Sports Lottery Retailers located throughout the state and a new Quick Pick option. Either the full or partial Quick Pick option is ideal for those players who are not sure which teams to choose since the teams are selected at random with this new option. Pro Football wagering is scheduled to begin Wednesday, August 6.

More than 80 retailers have signed on for the 2014 - 2015 season to offer Pro Football wagering to adults 21 and older in addition to Delaware’s Sportsbook locations at its three racetrack casinos. The 80-plus Sports Lottery Retail locations include select restaurants, pubs and existing Lottery agents throughout the state.

"With the new Quick Pick option and even more Sports Lottery locations in 2014, it’s shaping up to be a very exciting year,"" said Delaware Lottery Director Vernon Kirk. "We’ve seen amazing growth in the number of players, and winners, over the past few years. There were 81,388 winners in 2013 versus 55,841 winners in 2012."

Preseason Wagering
Preseason wagering starts Wednesday, August 6, and runs until Sunday, August 31. The Early Bird Parlay Card and Pro Football Championship Futures will be available daily during preseason.

Preseason Early Bird Parlay Card
Early Bird Parlay Cards may be played daily throughout the preseason and on Mondays and Tuesdays during the regular season. For official rules on how to place parlay card wagers at the lottery terminal, visit

Pro Football Championship Futures
No card is required. Players may wager on any or all of the 32 Pro Football teams to win the Championship Game. This wager is offered for the entire current season. For more information on how to place Pro Football Championship Futures wagers at the lottery terminal, visit

Regular Season Wagering
Regular Season wagering will begin on Wednesday, September 3rd. Parlay Cards for weekly regular season Pro Football games will be available each Wednesday at all Sports Lottery Retailer and Sportsbook locations. Pro Football Championship Futures wagering will be available daily at all Sports Lottery venues.

Where to Play
For a complete list of the available wagers and the 80-plus Sports Lottery retail locations, visit Additional wagers may be made and larger prizes can be paid at the three Sportsbook locations: Delaware Park, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino and Harrington Raceway & Casino. The minimum parlay wager at any Sports Lottery location is $2.


About the Delaware Lottery:
Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, KENO®, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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